Tending not to participate actively; not working or operating.
From L. passivus "submissive; capable of feeling or suffering," from passus, p.p. of pati "to experience, undergo, suffer."
Akâr "not working, not doing," from → a- negation prefix + kâr "work," varaint of kar, present stem of kardan "to do, to make" (Mid.Pers. kardan; O.Pers./Av. kar- "to do, make, build;" Av. kərənaoiti "he makes;" cf. Skt. kr- "to do, to make," krnoti "he makes, he does," karoti "he makes, he does," karma "act, deed;" PIE base kwer- "to do, to make").
Fr.: nuage passif
A cumulus cloud that is no longer dynamically connected with the atmospheric boundary layer via updrafts or downdrafts.
Fr.: composante passive
An electronic component which contains no source of power, in contrast to active components.
Fr.: galaxie passive
A galaxy lacking optical emission-line activity (e.g., [O II], Hα, [O III]) and showing only stellar absorption lines (e.g., the 4000 Å → calcium break, Mg I, Na I). Also called passively evolving galaxy.
Fr.: système passif
An electronic system which emits no energy, and is not detectable.
passively evolving galaxy
kahkešân bâ fargašt-e akâr
Fr.: galaxie en évolution passive
Same as → passive galaxy.